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  • An elegant mix of science and human drama, The Life Project was - by a considerable measure in my view - the best science book published this year

    Robin McKie, Best Science Books of 2016, Observer
  • Eye-opening book, extraordinary insights into ordinary lives ... Part scientific narrative and part postwar social history, along with some fantastically cut-throat academic politics ... A very British success story

    Isabel Berwick, Financial Times
  • Fascinating, shocking, heartening ... The greatest scientific experiment in modern British history

    Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Mail
  • Highly enjoyable ... Reading this book has reminded me of how much we owe to birth cohorts and their participants ... Delightful

    Kate Pickett, author of The Spirit Level
  • A spellbinding account of the UK's pioneering cohort studies ... [A] cogent, persuasive book

    Robin McKie, Observer
  • Intriguing ... [A] fine, detailed book

    Jenni Russell, 'Must Reads', Sunday Times
  • Fascinating

    Alice Jones, Independent
  • The Life Project is in many ways a very British story ... Absorbing ... A tribute to Helen Pearson's skill as a writer

    Keith Kahn-Harris, Independent
  • Hugely engaging, and gives much to chew on ... the scientists are an irresistibly eccentric, passionate bunch

    Nick Curtis, Evening Standard

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